The Pennsylvania State University
About the program
In conjunction with Earth Week, all Penn State residential campuses host a Swipe Out Hunger drive. During that week, students who have excess dining dollars leftover on their meal plans can donate $5, $10, or $15 of their campus meal plan to the Student Emergency Fund (SEF). stewarded by Penn State’s Student Care & Advocacy Office, any time they dine on campus.
The SEF is intended to provide short-term financial assistance for students experiencing crisis situations. Students at any Penn State campus facing food insecurity can request assistance from the SEF by submitting a short online application. Once a student applies, they get to meet with one of Penn State’s Office of Student Care & Advocacy case managers to assess their need level & determine eligibility for aid from the SEF. Regardless of whether the student receives aid from the SEF, their case manager reviews all other campus and community resources relevant to the student’s needs to hopefully prevent avoidable patterns of insecurity.
Reach out to Student Care & Advocacy or any founding leader to get involved.
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